Mozilla Adds New Paid Tier For Its Developer Network

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Mozilla has launched a new paid subscription service to further support the development of its Mozilla Developer Network (MDN).

While developers already rely on MDN to find documentation and code samples for CSS, HTML, and JavaScript, MDN Plus adds three new features in the form of Notifications, Collections, and MDN Offline.

Because technology is constantly changing, it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest developments, especially for busy programmers. Notifications in MDN Plus keep subscribers informed about all the latest developments after following a page, such as documentation changes, the launch of new CSS features and more.

MDN Plus’ collection feature, meanwhile, lets you choose MDN articles to keep as well as pages you visit often, so you can keep them in one convenient place when you need them most.

Sometimes developers need access to MDN if they don’t have a strong internet connection or are completely offline. MDN Offline uses a Progressive Web Application (PWA) to allow users to access MDN Web Docs even when they don’t have internet access, so they can continue working uninterrupted.

MDN Plus

MDN Plus was originally created after Mozilla surveyed more than 60k MDN users between 2020 and 2021 to discover that many of them wanted a customized MDN experience.

Now Mozilla’s new developer subscription service is available in the US and Canada, though the company plans to expand it to other countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Ireland, United Kingdom, Switzerland. , Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore in the coming months.

For developers who want to subscribe to MDN Plus, there are three plans to choose from, including a supporter plan for those willing to spend a little extra to support MDN’s continued development.

The first subscription is MDN core and is intended for developers who want to test a limited version of the service before purchasing a subscription. Next up is MDN Plus 5, which offers unlimited access to notifications, collections, MDN offline, and other upcoming features for $5 a month or $50 for the year. However, MDN Supporter 10 is for the loyal MDN supporters who want everything under MDN Plus 5, along with early access to new features and a direct feedback channel to the MDN team. It’s only slightly more expensive at $10 a month or $100 for the year.

Mozilla also offers a 20 percent discount for developers who subscribe to one of MDN Plus’ annual plans.

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